You’d think it would be an unequal contest – Man vs Mouse – but mice removal is not so easy.
They might be weigh in at less than 30g, are all but blind, and notoriously shy (most of the time), but try to get rid of mice, and they can dig in their tiny heels.
In fact, when it comes to mice removal, most people find it is a very unequal contest, with humans the losers. One of the main reasons is that there is a lot of misunderstanding about how mice behave, making the process of removing them so much harder.
Through developing and perfecting the SUPERPROOF mouse proofing service, we have gathered together a great deal of knowledge about what makes mice tick. Here we give you four facts and four fibs about mice removal. Starting with the ways we get mice all wrong.
Mice in the house is a sign that the place is dirty – FICTION.
Mice happily live in ultra clean houses, except that they generate quite a lot of dirty themselves by defecating up to 80 times a day and urinating regularly.
Mice live outside and come into houses and flats to find food – FICTION.
Mice have evolved to live in cavities in walls, ceilings, and floors, in our homes. That is where they stay warm and safe, then at night they come out into our space to look for food.
Mice are always timid – FICTION.
Of course, by our standards, mice are not the brashest of beasties. But as mouse infestations get worse, and no effective action is taken to remove mice, they can get quite bold. Mice have even been known to snatch food from the mouths of pensioners in care homes.
Trying to kill mice is a really good way to get rid of them – FICTION
Us humans spend most of out time, when seeking to remove mice, rolling out the tanks. We either try to kill them with poison, or catch them in traps. Sadly for us, baiting and traps do not work in the long run.
So that’s just a few of the mouse fibs out of the way. What about the home truths of mice removal?
Mice are actually quite smart – TRUE.
Not in the way that they could pass a GCSE in maths, but they have evolved to rebuff conventional mouse removal techniques. For example, most mice are resistant to poisons, and they have evolved behaviourally to be very wary of mice traps.
Mice are very good commuters – TRUE.
Mice populations can grow to take over a whole house. We have first hand experience of cases where mice will travel from one end a large house to another along pipes, wires, and ducting – even up and down multiple stairs – just to reach one type of food they were fond of.
Mice are ruthless survivors – TRUE.
Forget that small and helpless looking routine. Mice are very well adapted to slugging it out in an evolutionary battle of wits with us humans, and when there is not enough food to go around, they eat their young.
There is an effective way to get rid of mice – TRUE.
At this point, you may be thinking mice removal is a pipe dream. We have no chance! But it can be achieved, by carrying out a thorough process of mice proofing.
SUPERPROOF is the UK’s leading mouse proofing specialist. We meticulously identify and block – using unique combinations of materials and techniques – every potential entry point for mice into the human world.
When this is done, they cannot reach the food they need to survive – no matter how far they commute – so they have to move elsewhere to live, or they will perish.
We have such confidence in our mice removal service that we give a certified guarantee that the mice will be gone for at least a year.
No conventional pest control company will ever offer the same. That’s TRUE as well.